Friday, March 23, 2012

The Three Little Pigs-Movie Style

This week we finished up our 3 Little Pigs focus by acting out the stories for the video camera. We have been acting them out on our own during work time. We have enjoyed reading different versions of the story too!  We didn't rehearse at all! We just did our best to tell the story from remembering what we read as we went along!


AM Class-Check out our version of 3 Little Pigs in sign and voice!


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IE CK JT DA
T/Th Class
PM Class: KP EK CH NP MD
JP PG JR MV
JC AC MP MJ
MJ SL CP MM

Story Retelling on the Smartboard-Three Little Pigs

As you saw in our last blog post, we have been talking about The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf. We had a story on the Smartboard that we used to retell the story during work time. This week some of us used the microphone to record ourselves retelling the story. Miss Stephanie has included just a few examples of us retelling the story so you can get an idea of how it works. 

Story retelling is a great skill to practice at home! After you've read a story, ask your child, "Tell me about it" and see what he or she remembers. Your child can flip through the pages of the book or retell from memory. You can talk about what happened first, next, and then last. 
Check out 2 of my deaf and hard of hearing students retelling the story! They recorded the story in the microphone. In addition, I took notes of their words and signs. We may have a hearing loss, but we love to talk!

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KG
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Check out two students from my afternoon class retell the story!

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MV
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And one of my T/Th students!
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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Fun in the Room

Check out our slideshow of some of the fun we had in the room! 


At the beginning of the slideshow you will see us exploring with magnifying glasses. We saw a roly-poly bug in our classroom and several of the kids had the idea to run and get magnifying glasses to look at him more closely. Then we brought him outside and set him free.


  

Monday, March 12, 2012

3 Little Pigs Houses

Last week started reading different versions of The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf. After reading the story, we came in the classroom one day and found a big cardboard box. We had the idea to paint it yellow like the straw house. Someone asked if there was straw, so that night Miss Stephanie went home and got some straw from her barn. The next day there was another box in the room and we painted it grey like the sticks. Miss Stephanie left some sticks in the room and we glued them on to the box. The third day, we saw another box in our room and we wanted to make it the brick house. We painted it red and decided that bricks would be too heavy to glue to it, so someone thought of the idea of cutting out red bricks.


We have been playing The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf for the last several days. We have a had a lot of fun repeating the lines from the story!


Suggestion: Ask your child to act it out with you to see what he or she is able to to retell!


Wolf: Little Pig! Little Pig! Let me in!
Pig: No! No! Not by the hair on my chinny chin chin. I will NOT let you in.
Wolf: Then I will HUFF and PUFF and blow your house down! (huff...puff...blow!)




We have also had some more independence in the classroom. Check out the video where several of us are filling up the water table on our own! Miss Stephanie has been putting items in the empty water table and waiting for us to ask for water. When we ask for water she lets us fill it up by ourselves using the pitchers. There have been a few spills; but when we spill, we just get paper towels to clean it up! Miss Stephanie and Miss Sandy have been letting us solve our own problems and letting us come up with our own ideas a lot lately. We love it!


Monday, March 5, 2012

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Over the last few weeks, we have read many different versions of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We have enjoyed talking about the differences and similarities between the stories. Last week while reading the story one day, we wanted to act it out. We all took turns being different characters while Miss Stephanie read the story. Then we thought it would be really fun to videotape it! We made costumes for the video and then we put them in the Pretend Play area. We have also enjoyed acting out the story during work time!


Check out the videos below to see our rendition of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We didn't rehearse or memorize lines! We just picked our parts on Friday and we told the story as we remembered it ourselves. 


(For the afternoon class-the title of the video has the initials of the children who played a part in that video.)


If you have any versions of the story at home, you can read them at home and talk about how they match up with the play we did!


Check out my deaf and hard of hearing kids acting out this story. We use signs and words together to share our stories!


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Afternoon classes:


PM-NR/MV/CH/MJ
PM-JP/KP/JB/MP
PM-PG/NP/MV/EK
PM-JR/CP/MD/MM